JOSEPH L. FOX, Sr.
Joe served from 1968-69 in the USMC serving in Vietnam where he received his injury. He was discharged in 1970 at the rank of Sgt. Joe has been paralyzed and in a wheelchair almost 40 years. Joe and his wife Hilda live in California. He joined the Paralyzed Veterans of America in 1980, the California Paralyzed Veterans Chapter 1981 and served as Board member/chapter Secretary/Vice President/PVA National Director and President until 1990. He was elected to PVA National Executive Committee in 1990 as Vice President for 4 Years and served as PVA Senior Vice President for 4 years and served as PVA President for 4 years. He is now serving as the Immediate Past President for past 5 years. And Joe did not stop there. Now he is serving as President of the PVA/Outdoor Recreation Heritage Fund. He started bowling in 1985 left bowling in 1988 until 2005 and then got the passion back and rejoined AWBA.
My name is Wayne Webber
I’m a C-7 / C-6 injury quad and an A Division bowler, starting in the B Division, carrying a 140 average with a handle ball when I first started, my high game was 241 scratch. Then moved the a conventional grip ball, and then challenged myself to go finger tip raising my average 20 pins, high game 256 high series 656. In 1989 got into a pro-shop and was taught to drill balls. With-in nine months I kicked the guy that brought me in out of his shop and took over, very successfully too. I then moved to Florida from Massachusetts in 1992, still drill my owe equipment in my garage.
I’ve been on the AWBA Board for over twenty years, Vice Chairman for one year, Chairman for nine years. I have helped in putting on a number of tournaments, and put on three National assisting in one of them. I am very passionate about this organization and its future. I ‘m happy to serve as your new Vice Chairman for this next year.
|Paul Kenney is a US Army veteran (1972-76). A California native, he currently lives in Hollis, New Hampshire with his wife, Deborah Jelley. Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1986, Paul has been using a wheelchair for 20 years. He began bowling in 2005 and has been attending AWBA tournaments since 2006. He has been a winner in two National Team events and the “A” division champion at the 2010 Cal/Diego Golden State Open. Paul was appointed to the AWBA board in 2009, and elected Treasurer in 2011.
GARY RYAN has been a member of the AWBA since March, 2008. In his short bowling career, Gary has won the Florida State Championships “A” Division twice, the Doty Championship in Virginia, and twice finished 2nd in the AWBA “A” Division National Tournament and hosted the 2010 AWBA Championship in Houston. “Winning is great, bowling is great, but they both take a back row seat to the individuals I have come in contact with over my short bowling career” Gary says. Contacting Polio at 20 months old, he has walked on braces and crutches until an injury in 1995 placed him in a wheelchair the majority of the time. He has been an avid sportsman since childhood after being raised in South Texas where hunting and fishing is a way of life. After attending Texas Tech University, Gary spent 29 years in the corporate environment as a Senior Insurance Broker for Marsh and McLennan, the world’s largest broker. After early retiring from the corporate world, Gary opened a flight school in Houston in 2001 to teach individuals how to fly airplanes. He closed the school in 2006 to become more involved with the community in which he and his wife Onie reside. He was blessed with 3 daughters, one stepson, and 8 grandchildren. Gary has been involved with many non profit organizations over his adult life which as he puts it, “the service I provided brought to me many lessons in life, one of which is to serve as best you can expecting nothing in return”. “I have had a full life blessed by many that I have come in contact with and look forward to serving the members of the AWBA and the organization itself in a professional business manner and provide the leadership that is required to the best of my ability”.